Schedule
22/10 – 29/10
22/10
23/10
24/10
26/10
27/10
28/10
29/10
22/10
Moderation: Volia Chaikouskaya | Language: English with translation | Free, pre-registration
Lecture of Danish feminist and activist Emma Holtan.
Lecture
14:00 – 15:00
Free
Dir. Vladimir Loginov | Estonia | 2019 | documentary | 18+ | 68 min.
Can beauty be a subject of competition?
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
Dir. Daria Yurkevich | Belarus | 2020 | documentary | 12+ | 52 min.
The film depicts authors' view on a life of a single Belarus in post-Chernobyl reality.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Sasha Stelchenko | Czech, Ukraine | 2019 | fiction | 16+ | 27 min.
A father has his own view on how his son should become a real man.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Alise Zariņa | Latvia | 2019 | fiction | 18+ | 80 min.
Escaping from reality sometimes brings unexpected surprises.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
23/10
Dir. Victor Asliuk | Belarus, Poland | 2020 | documentary | 12+ | 28 min.
Take a closer look at the cemetery – a taboo place in our culture, that raises very controversial feelings.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Andrei Kutsila | Belarus, Poland | 2020 | documentary | 12+ | 18 min.
A frightfully beautiful film about limitless sacrifice, great power of imagination and poetry which can replace reality.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Yuliya Shatun | Belarus | 2019 | documentary | 12+ | 29 min.
Poetical meditation of the director on importance and ubiquity of borders – in geography, history and cinema.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Tanel Toom | Estonia | 2019 | fiction| 16+ | 149 min.
A story of a non-compromised man, whose sole is spoiled with a tireless desire to reach his dream.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
Dir. John Skoog | Sweden | 2019 | hybrid | 18+ | 71 min.
A story made of life fragments of those who live in the periphery.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
24/10
Dir. Karl Emil Rikardsen | Norway | 2019 | family documentary | 12+ | 75 min.
Is a Norwegian family ready to a mongolian way of training its' new pets – two Bactrian camels?
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
Dir. Inese Kļava | Latvia | 2019 | documentary | 16+ | 90 min.
Brussels is no longer a geographical location; it is now a myth-surrounded centre, where decisions are made regarding future life in Europe.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
Dir. Yrsa Roca Fannberg | Iceland | 2019 | documentary | 16+ | 78 min.
When people leave, but nature remains.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
26/10
Moderation: Volia Chajkouskaya | Language: English with translation | Free, pre-registration
Anna Serner, the CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, will talk about how films are selected and financed in Sweden and how this experience can be applied in Belarus.
Lecture
11:00 – 12:00
Free
Dir. Boris B. Bertram | Denmark | 2019 | documentary | 16+ | 78 min.
The film is a psychological portrait of a man that has documented the horrors of war for 25 years, but who suddenly has to face a new, internal struggle.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
Moderator: Maxim Zhbankov | Language: Belarusian, Russian, English with translation | Free, pre-registration
Belarusian photographers who have worked in hot spots will take part in the discussion. They will talk about the challenges that a photojournalist faces at war, and whether it is possible to see beauty even during terrible events.
Discussion
20:00 – 21:30
Free
Dir. Rúnar Rúnarsson | Iceland | 2019 | fiction | 18+ | 79 min.
In 56 discrete scenes, Echo draws a portrait, both bitter and tender, of modern society.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
27/10
Dir. Larysa Artiugina, Marta-Dariya Klinava | Ukraine, Belarus | 2020 | documentary | 16+ | 46 min.
A daughter tries to understand why her father went to fight in a war, if he loves her so much.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Artsiom Lobach | Belarus | 2020 | documentary | 18+ | 50 min.
Forced relocation from Crimea becomes a life-challenge for the protagonist.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Romas Zabarauskas | Lithuania | 2020 | fiction | 18+ | 97 min.
Mourning turns to love when you least expect it.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
Moderator: Kolia Antipov | Language: English with translation | Free, pre-registration
Romas Zabarauskas,who was already a guest of "Northern Lights" with his movie "You can't escape Lithuania", this time presents a new film "The Lawyer". At the heart of the film, as always, is the story of LGBTQ-people whose love is hindered by state and social borders. The topics of loneliness, long-distance relationships and problems of LGBTQ- people in post-soviet countries will be discussed by Belarusian LGBTQ-activist Kolia Antipov together with Romas Zabarauskas.
Discussion
20:00 – 21:30
Free
Dir. Viktor Nordenskiöld | Sweden | 2018 | documentary | 18+ | 85 min.
Incredible coverage of 4 years in the office of the Swedish foreign minister, Margot Wallström.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
28/10
Moderator: Volia Chaikouskaya | Language: English | Free, pre-registration
Lecture of Davile Butnoruite.
Lecture
11:00 – 12:00
Free
Dir. Mikael Wulff, Anders Morgenthaler | Denmark | 2019 | animation | 16+ | 80 min.
The story about Monty, the happiest boy in the world.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
Dir. Audrius Mickevičius, Nerijus Milerius | Lithuania, Slovenia, Bulgaria | 2019 | documentary | 18+ | 85 min.
The film explores the paradox of exemplary behaviour of murderers currently serving life sentences in Lukiskes Prison in Vilnius and hoping to return to society.
Film
20:00 – 21:30
4.5 BYN
Dir. Siri Hjorton Wagner, Nadja Hjorton | Sweden | 2019 | short, drama, comedy | 16+ | 13 min.
The film is an attempt to look at patriarchy from a different angle.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Sophie Vukovic | Sweden | 2019 | short, drama | 16+ | 13 min.
How to take the right decision, while facing a difficult situation?
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Disa Östrand | Sweden | 2019 | short, drama | 16+ | 15 min.
A film about how difficult is to leave toxic relationship, especially when you are tight with a common child.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Julia Thelin | Sweden | 2019 | short, drama | 16+ | 15 min.
A film about an enforcement towards a girl to do something against her will.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira | Sweden | 2018 | short, documentary | 16+ | 18 min.
Recall all your stereotypes about women and femininity and watch this film.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Moderator: Daria Amelkovich | Language: English with translation | Free, pre-registration
Talk with Ashley Smith, programmer of Swedish shorts.
Talk
20:00 – 21:00
Free
29/10
Dir. Ales Lapo, Maxim Shved, Ksenia Golubovich, Veronika Bondarovich | Belarus | 2020 | documentary | 16+ | 52 min.
Debut short films of Belarusian documentary filmmakers, united by the topic of a social role of internet in modern life.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
2.5 BYN
Dir. Kirsikka Saari, Elli Toivoniemi, Anna Paavilainen, Alli Haapasalo, Reetta Aalto, Jenni Toivoniemi, Miia Tervo | Finland | 2019 | fiction | 16+ | 75 min.
Invisible use of power and forcing towards women finally becomes visible.
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
Language: Belarusian, Russian | Free, pre-registration
Philosopher Olga Shparaga talks to the writer Anka Upala about Northern Europe and Belarus, what unites us and what makes us different, and - what we can learn from each other.
Public talk
14:00 – 15:00
Free
Moderator: Alena Aharelyshava | Language: English with translation | Free, pre-registration
Together with filmmakers and gender activists Elli Toivoniemi, Anna Serner, Daria Zhuk, Volia Chaikouskaya, Svetlana Gatalskaya we discuss the meaning of rape culture, influence of rape culture on communities and forms of rape culture in Belarus and share opinions about the role of film industry in order to prevention and propaganda rape culture, standards and criterias of filming sensitive gender topics in the time of #metoo movement.
Gender discusion
20:00 – 21:30
Free
Dir. Jorunn Myklebust Syversen | Norway | 2019 | fiction | 16+ | 94 min.
What to do when your faith does not lead to success anymore: believe harder or take a totally different path?
Film
00:10 – 24:00
4.5 BYN
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